MSU senior wide receiver Elvis Akpla made history in the 2011 season, setting a program record with 2,107 career receiving yards. The next step is to take his talent to the NFL.
Although the NFL teams passed on him during the draft, he signed as a rookie free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles shortly after the draft ended.
The wideout was an All-Big Sky Conference selection as a senior, in addition to an honorable mention All-America pick. In his career, his 18 touchdowns are second in Bobcat history, and he caught 126 passes during his time as at MSU.
Former kicker Jason Cunningham was picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs, but was recently released. After that, he went home but continued talking to pro teams and his agent.
He is currently hoping to be signed by another NFL team, however, just signed with the Amarillo Venom, an indoor team which is part of the Lone Star Football League. If he gets a call from an NFL team, he said he will sign with them without a doubt.
“I’ve learned that you have to have a lot of patience if you want to go pro in a sport. Sometimes it doesn’t happen right off the bat, but keep working hard,” Cunningham said.